Fiserv, Inc. ( FISV Quick Quote FISV - Free Report) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2021 results on Feb 8, before the bell.
Let's check out how things have shaped up for Fiserv prior to the announcement:
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $4.02 billion, indicating growth of 11.1% from the year-ago reported figure. Strength across all the segments — Merchant Acceptance, FinTech and Payments and Network — is likely to have boosted the company’s top-line growth.
Segment-wise, growth in the Merchant Acceptance segment is expected to have been aided by strength across the company’s SMB platform, Clover platform and the suite of ISV Solutions
The FinTech segment is expected to have been aided by growing demand for digital banking and digital solution offerings, as well as strength across the addition of new core account-processing clients.
The Payments and Network segment is likely to have been aided by strength in the company’s card services, output solutions and prepaid businesses, including the benefit from debit transactions and strength across Zelle transactions. Solid transaction growth in the company’s account-to-account transfers and P2P solutions is expected to have acted as tailwinds.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Fiserv’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings is pegged at $1.55 per share, indicating growth of 19.2%.
What Our Model Says
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Fiserv this time around. The combination of a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.
Fiserv has an Earnings ESP of -1.35% and a Zacks Rank #3.
Stocks to Consider
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Business Services sector that investors may consider, as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to beat on their fourth-quarter 2021 earnings: Clean Harbors (has an Earnings ESP of +7.20% and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see CLH Quick Quote CLH - Free Report) . the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here
Clean Harbors has an expected earnings growth rate of 3.4% for the current year. The company has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 50.5%, on average.
Clean Harbors’ shares have surged 16.6% in the past year.
Genpact (has an Earnings ESP of +2.86% and a Zacks Rank #2. The company will release earnings numbers on Feb 11, before the market opens. G Quick Quote G - Free Report)
Genpact has an expected earnings growth rate of 9.7% for the current year. The company has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 15.1%, on average.
Genpact’s shares have surged 23.8% in the past year. The company’s long-term earnings growth rate is projected at 14.8%.
S&P Global ( SPGI Quick Quote SPGI - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.33% and a Zacks Rank #3. The company will release earnings numbers on Feb 8, before the market opens.
S&P Global has an expected earnings growth rate of 7.1% for the current year. The company has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 9.1%, on average.
S&P Global’s shares have surged 25.8% in the past year. The company has an expected long-term earnings growth rate of 12%.
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